The Sugar and Spice Rub makes extra. So another time, use it to season pork tenderloin or lean burgers before broiling or grilling.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Sugar and Spice Rub
Pork Chops


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare Sugar and Spice Rub: In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and black pepper.

  • To prepare chops: Trim fat from chops. Brush 2 teaspoons oil over all sides of chops. Sprinkle chops evenly with 1 tablespoon of the rub (reserve the rest for another use); rub in with your fingers. Cover with plastic wrap; chill in refrigerator 1 hour.

  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to lightly coat skillet. Add chops; cook 7 to 10 minutes or until 145 degrees F, turning once. Transfer chops to a warm platter; cover and keep warm.

  • Remove skillet from heat. Slowly add wine to hot skillet, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from bottom of skillet. Return skillet to heat. Add sliced apples, broth, and 1 thyme sprig. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 3 minutes or just until apples are tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer apples to a small bowl; cover and keep warm. Bring broth mixture in skillet to boiling. Boil about 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Return chops and apples to skillet; heat through. If desired, sprinkle with snipped thyme. Serve immediately.


To make ahead: Prepare rub (Step 1); store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

297.1 calories; protein 35.1g 70% DV; carbohydrates 9.4g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 6.8g; fat 11.6g 18% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 108mg 36% DV; vitamin a iu 124.8IU 3% DV; vitamin c 3.7mg 6% DV; folate 2.4mcg 1% DV; calcium 38.2mg 4% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 46.6mg 17% DV; potassium 649mg 18% DV; sodium 256mg 10% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Love this recipe!! One of my absolute favorites!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
very good another one for the favorites Read More